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on record for the west nile virus since it was detected in the united states. >> it was introduced into the united states in 1999, and then it spread over a series of years through the bird population. it got into the mosquitos, and then, of course, the mosquitos bit people. >> reporter: the number of cases this year is skyrocketing. nearly 1600 infections have been reported and 66 deaths, up 40% in just one week. >> it's a late summer disease, so the fact that we've got so many cases this early and it's so widespread really does not bode well. >> every state except alaska and hawaii has seen outbreaks and more than 70% of the cases come from six states. the hardest hit is texas with nearly half of the infections. health officials from coast to coast are launching efforts to prevent the spread of the potentially damage yus disease from the air, to the ground people are on patrol distributing flyers with preventative nervous and symptoms that tend to be mild. in 20% fevers, headaches and body aches and most worry some for people over 70 are with weakened immune systems. west nile vi
for the president and the next president of the united states, barack obama. >> reporter: in a surprise appearance, president obama joined clinton on stage. the president speaks tonight. vice president biden did a late-night walk through while break down continues at bank of america stadium and his speech and all today's events moved inside amid the threat of severe weather dampening the democrats' final day. tracie potts, nbc news, charlotte, north carolina. >>> and president obama may not be the only speaker who will electroify the crowd tonight. roll call is reporting that gabrielle giffords will deliver the pledge of allegiance. the spokesperson is confirming that gifford is in charlotte for the dnc. she resigned from congress, you remember, back in january a year after she was wounded in a shooting spree in arizona. >>> the possible first lady will stop by a horseback riding economy. romney is an avid rider who started competing as part of her therapy for ms. virginia is considered one of the key battleground states that will help decide november's big election. >>> as for her husband, the se
, just because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people are speculating that o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. >>> and our jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the convention. they'll be bringing you live reports today and tomorrow evening, only here on news 4. >>> republicans also hoping to make some noise in north carolina this week as well. virginia governor bob mcdonnell campaigning today and tomorrow near the convention site in charlotte. mcdonnell is one of mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> a former virginia congressman could be a threat to mitt romney in a critical swing state this november. the board of elections in november ruled that virgil gude junior is eligible to be on the ballot as a constitutional party county. gude has a long history in politics and conservative appeal. even if he only earns 2 or 3% of the vote in november, it could be enough to swing the state in president obama's favor. the state republican party is challenging gude's eligi
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